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post #1 of 7 Old 03-08-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts for new fish?

I'm looking ahead as 3/4 of the globarbs died, what would be a good replacement? If the 4th one pulls through, I'm assuming the best route would be more of them? But if he doesn't, what are some good ideas? It will be after the tank cycles before I get more fish.
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-08-2013, 09:06 PM
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Few questions to make it easier to help you with suggestions. What size is the tank? Do you know what type of water that you have, is it soft, medium or hard, is the pH of your water acidic or more towards basic. Some fish can be very sensitive to the type of water they are kept in and may not do well if the water its outside of those parameters. Is there any type of fish that you are interested in keeping so that compatibly can be considered. Also are you going to keep live plants in this tank? Most fish are fine with live plants and will appreciate them, but there are some fish that will eat those plants also.

Sorry about the fish that you lost.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-08-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hard water, ph is 8.2. I have 2 lily bulbs in there currently, not sure if they'll work out. Otherwise, likely won't be having any plants. I have a bristle nose pleco and 2 other fish I'm not sure what they are (I have pics in my other thread). It's a 20 gal.
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my vote is for a couple e blue johannis, they love the hard water and are super neat to watch
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Hard water, ph is 8.2. I have 2 lily bulbs in there currently, not sure if they'll work out. Otherwise, likely won't be having any plants. I have a bristle nose pleco and 2 other fish I'm not sure what they are (I have pics in my other thread). It's a 20 gal.
Any idea what the actual numbers are on the hard water? I've seen under 10dGH called hard and soft... I happen to be in the 23dGH range which is considered very hard and is outside of the range of many many fish.

I am sure I asked this in your other thread but I can't see if you knew what it was.

Those are cool looking fish MM.

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-09-2013, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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No, I don't know the number.
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-11-2013, 01:51 PM
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No, I don't know the number.
You can ascertain the GH and KH from your municipal water supply people, they likely have a website.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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